Presentation on theme: "The road to success is paved with good preparation!"— Presentation transcript:
1 The road to success is paved with good preparation! Test-Taking TipsThe road to success is paved with good preparation!
2 What can parents do? Encourage study and review throughout the year. Show interest.Ask questions.Encourage writing, have your child start a journal.Plan time and space for study.
3 Set realistic expectations for a test. Have children well-rested.Serve healthy meals.Help children relax.Give plenty of hugs!
4 During a test: Read directions carefully. Complete the questions you know for sure.Eliminate wrong answers on multiple choice questions.Check your work if you have time.Have extra pencils and erasers.Pace yourself.
5 Test-taking secrets (Shhh!) If you finish your test, and still have items you have not finished, keep these secrets in mind:
6 Most true/false tests contain more true answers than false answers. Words like “no, never, none, always” usually imply false statements.Every part of a true sentence must be true.
7 For short answer tests, use grammatical clues, think of several different answers, and if you will not be penalized, take a guess. Write your answers short and simple.
8 For an essay exam:Set up a time schedule to answer each question. Prioritize your time. Begin with a strong first sentence.Develop your argument.Then summarize in your last paragraph.Review, edit, and correct.